…And Gave me a Smile
- Original Silver Gelatine print, developed and printed by Harold Chapman
- 32 x 39 cm
“In Les Halles, Paris, behind a vegetable stall, I was trying to get a shot of this girl with long pigtails. She always spotted me. So I never got her working, but one morning at dawn she gave up dodging me and gave me a smile.”
1 in stock
Harold Chapman was born in Deal in 1927. As a child, his father introduced him to the magic of photography. Harold was self-taught. He started his career as a jazz photographer in Soho. Meeting Vogue photographer, John Deakin, changed his life. He went to Paris and became a street photographer and was soon working for The New York Times. In 1957 he moved into the Beat Hotel – then a hotel with no name – on the Left Bank and lived there untill it closed in 1963.
Visit Artist page